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happy new year...

well. i have lost the last 12 matches in a row in masters league.. im still top master 6 though.. but husrt anyways.. mad.gif
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Happy New Year!

It's weird, for some reason I keep getting matched up with almost only Terrans making ZvT my best matchup by far. I need to work on my ZvZ, I've been opening 14 pool/14 hatch but think I will try 11 overpool now.
     
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Welp, a convo with one of the many pro players on my friends list from the beta days. smile.gif

Convo with one of the many pro league players on my friends list
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Sounds like a GPU issue, more than anything else. I know at least some of the HD 7000 series cards had a bug and/or power-saving feature where they would run at 2D clocks if there is a flash video open on the desktop. As a result, gaming with Youtube open in the background led to poor performance. However, I believe this was changed with the last several versions of Catalyst so should no longer be a problem. If you don't have the latest drivers, try updating them and then report back.

I just reinstalled sc2 and the drivers, everything seems to be fine now. tnx smile.gif

And it happened again. It also happens in other games. Freezes / red screens. I'm starting to think my HD7870 is terminal
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I just reinstalled sc2 and the drivers, everything seems to be fine now. tnx smile.gif
And it happened again. It also happens in other games. Freezes / red screens. I'm starting to think my HD7870 is terminal

If the problem was limited to your screen flashing off and back on, I'd say it may also be due to a defective cable. However, if it's freezes/red screens I'm not so sure.

Have you done a clean install of Windows since getting this card? When I swapped my 6950 for a 7950 on a relatively fresh installation of Windows, I would frequently have my desktop freeze (2-5 times/week) and occasionally other weird behavior until I reinstalled my OS. This was after no amount of driver reinstallations would fix it and I was beginning to suspect a faulty card. Since then it has run flawlessly.
     
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I got demoted to Plat frown.gif

I always felt like I wasn't good enough for Diamond, but all my plat opponents now have no game sense, and don't even want to four gate when they have a in base pylon (probe saw that probe but I didn't :-( ). They are, to be blunt, idiots.

Except for the zergs, they just sRRRR and win frown.gif.
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Well I finished the season in silver but I did find it interesting that last night I was matched up against a diamond player for the first time. Hopefully that means something as far as my MMR goes. He played random and did a 6 pool with a scout planting a spine behind my mineral line, just before his lings entered my main. Haven't lost to a 6 pool in a while and, had I not stupidly pulled my attacking drones from the spine to block the lings, I feel like I would have won. Do people in diamond seriously lose to this?
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Well I finished the season in silver but I did find it interesting that last night I was matched up against a diamond player for the first time. Hopefully that means something as far as my MMR goes. He played random and did a 6 pool with a scout planting a spine behind my mineral line, just before his lings entered my main. Haven't lost to a 6 pool in a while and, had I not stupidly pulled my attacking drones from the spine to block the lings, I feel like I would have won. Do people in diamond seriously lose to this?

Not me. I lose cause I refuse to do anything but macro.
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